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Vinton is such a unique town in its capabilities. For example, the state closes the school just in time for graduation, so area parents begin to brainstorm to come up with ideas to make memories for the graduating class.

Teaming up with two area businesses, Eleanor Kathryn Photography and Tharp Design, the graduates will have several acknowledgments around the town of their special day.

Eleanor Kathryn Photography began designing banners for graduates from the sports photos they had taken. Tharp Design used its expertise to print the banners.

Area businesses or course stepped up, even though they too had been shut down. Tammy Karr said that within 48 hours all of the banners had been sponsored.

It was then discovered that some of the graduates didn't have their photos taken, so Kim Smith, of Lily B Photography began contacting those grads and donated her time and talent to take their pictures for them.

People are beginning to notice and to take photos of the banners hanging in the windows. Karr said she hopes that this will become a new tradition honoring the graduates each year.

Banners will remain in the store windows through June and at the end of the month, students will be able to pick up the banners to keep.

Once again, Vinton steps up, turns a weird time in history into a memorable time using the talents and the gifts that they have. Great job photographers on the pictures and to Tharp Design, impressive!

The following businesses and individuals sponsored the banners, thank you, everyone, for stepping up for the Graduates, Vinton really is the best!

Photos courtesy of Tammy Karr


Afton Marie Photography

American Honey Custom Creations

Benton County Cycles

Betterton Chiropractic

Bobbins and Boards

Clickstop, Inc

Eastwood Painting

Ehlinger's Express

EKP Seniors

Essential Health Massage

Fairbanks Construction

Family & Friends

Fifth Street Koffee Haus

Frickson Animal Salon

Geiger Properties

Get It Done

Hair Salon + Spa

Home Care Assistance

Iowa Custom Construction

It's a Piece of Cake

Jaxon & Grayson Miller

John's Tire Service

John's Tire Service

Kim & Matthew Ott

Klinzing Creations

Lily B Photography

Mossman Law Firm

Nature's Corner

Nature's Corner

One Cool Uncle & His Wife

Robert's Drywall

Rooster Auto

Sallee and Sons Mowing

Sara E Stuefen DDS PC

Teresa McLaury Strong

Tharp Design

The Coder Family

The Kalous Family

The Pladsen Family

Therapeutic Innovations LLC

Thomas Repair

Three Rivers Insurance

Unity Point Health - Shellsburg

Unity Point Health - Vinton

Veronica Anne Photography

Wilson-Hite Insurance

Wolf Wood Workers



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Thanks so very much to the many people and businesses that contributed talents, resources, and time to recognize 2020 graduates! The banners are a great way to help the students celebrate. Thanks!
By: Scott And Heather Rast on May 21st 7:42pm

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